Oatmeal Linden Sweatshirt

Ohh you guys, I don't know why I waited so long to try out this pattern.  Well, a good (and not stupid expensive) french terry is hard to come by!  I found this beautiful oatmeal-coloured light french terry from Blackbird Fabrics earlier in the spring, and bought it specifically for this top.

The pattern is Grainline Studio's Linden Sweatshirt - a much loved pattern within the sewing blogosphere.  This shirt was super quick to sew up!!  I went with a mash-up of the two options.  Long sleeves, with the cropped waistline.

Can you see how soft this fabric is through the photos?  Ah!  It's seriously perfect for this kind of lazy, comfy top.

I chose to leave the waistline unfinished, as I really like the curled-up look on this kind of top.  I also omitted the wrist-cuffs, and instead just folded them over and sewed them into place.  I also sewed down the side-seams at the bottom to stop the serger threads from coming un-done.

This is definitely one of the comfiest items I've sewn, and I will definitely be adding more of these to my wardrobe as the weather starts to cool down.  Pair this with some Hudson Pants, and you're ready for a lazy day on the couch or in the sewing room.

One thing - I found that the waistline was a little bit too short on me, so I'll just be adding a couple inches to it next time, while keeping the raw edge.

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